Roundup: Jake Browning 'turning doubt into fuel' heading into senior year
Adam Jude features Washington quarterback Jake Browning in this piece for The Seattle Times. Browning is set to become the first four-year starting quarterback in program history and could lead the Dawgs to their second College Football Playoff appearance (getting WAY ahead of ourselves, but there’s that level of hype on Montlake right now).
This is nothing short of amazing: Kathleen Baker — channeling her "inner shark" — destroyed the world record in the 100-meter backstroke over the weekend (TeamUSA.org) at the US National Championships. She swam 58 seconds flat, becoming the first American to hold the WR in the event since Natalie Coughlin, also a Golden Bear.
Hot off the news wire Monday morning – former USC quarterback Sam Darnold is expected to reach an agreement on a contract with the New York Jets and should be at the team facility later on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Darnold and the Jets had reportedly been at an impasse regarding offset languge (Darnold’s agent wanted contract with no offset language, which would allow Darnold to get paid by the Jets and get paid by another team if the Jets were to ever cut him).
Former Bruin and current San Diego Chargers tight end Austin Roberts tore his ACL in practice on Saturday, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn announced on Sunday (NBC Sports). Roberts made the training-camp roster as an undrafted rookie.
Kurt Kraghtorpe believes that Utah linebacker Chase Hansen is primed for a big 2018 season. His Utah stint started all the way back in 2012 as a quarterback (he served a church mission, hence why he still has eligibility).
Brian Howell previews Colorado football’s kicking game in this article for BuffZone.com. Sophomore kicker James Stefanou is 31 years old, giving this blogger hope that he can still be a college football star one day.
John Canzano whips up this column on Autzen Stadium’s new alcohol policy, speaking with an Oregon grad who was rear-ended by a drunk driver following the Civil War football game last season (he and other family members suffered injuries but thankfully nothing life-threatening).
The Oregonian/OregonLive gives us 10 Oregon State football storylines heading into fall camp. The fun begins Friday in Corvallis.
Michael Lev takes a look into how Arizona president Robert Robbins’ background led to the hiring of Kevin Sumlin as football coach of the Wildcats.
Another leftover from 2018 Pac-12 Football Media Day: Our Jonathan Hawthrone wrote this article on Pac-12 coaches and players remembering former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski.
Arizona State women’s basketball incoming freshman Iris Mbulito was named U20 European Championships MVP after leading Spain to a gold medal, going for 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 69-50 win over Serbia in the final (The Arizona Republic; you’ll have to scroll down a bit).
Stanford golfer Isaiah Salinda won the Pacific Amateur Championship at The Olympic Club Friday in San Francisco, finishing one shot better than Austin Eckroat of Edmond, Oklahoma.